Harvard Law School prepares students to be outstanding lawyers who will achieve success in all parts of the profession and become leaders who further the best ideals of law and justice across many fields. The Law School’s programs and activities are designed to enable each student to achieve, at a minimum, the following competencies:
- Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law, and the domestic, international, and transnational institutions that make and apply law;
- Aptitude for legal analysis and legal reasoning;
- Appreciation of and commitment to the values and responsibilities of members of the legal profession;
- Proficiency in the use of professional skills including: research as to law and fact, communication, presentation, and problem solving.